5 years ago

Citizen’s Advocate

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

A Henning-native has been honored as the 2018 trial judge of the year. Judge Lois Lang, who is a 1972 graduate of Henning High School, was presented the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates trial judge of the year earlier this summer in St. Paul, Minn.  The award was given to Lang for her excellence in the conduct of jury trials, enduring professionalism and commitment to civility.

There is perhaps no piece of grass or branch on a bush that David Holmgren hasn’t touched and cultivated at the Landmark Center over the past 13 years. After all, since the facility has been developed into a community building on the corner of 2nd St and Douglas Ave. in downtown Henning, Holmgren has been the only landscaper and gardener the facility has ever known. Holmgren is retiring as head landscaper at the end of the year. 

25 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1998

Candidates for this year’s homecoming king and queen at Henning High School are David Trana, Kelly Weaver, Joe Hollatz, Amber Stefanoc, Jake Volkmann and Shelley Scott. Homecoming week gets underway with Spirit Day on Monday, including coronation in the large gym at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday is Hunting Day and will feature a Powder Puff game at 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday calls for 1970s and 80s attire; and Thursday is Senior toga/pajama day and will include the Hornets volleyball squad taking on Menahga at Henning, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Friday is of course the day of the big homecoming game, against Bertha-Hewitt at the Henning field at 7:30 p.m. It will be preceded with a peppiest at 2 p.m. at Battle Lake and followed by a dance in the Henning school community room from 9-11:30 p.m.

Although there will be no Pier Lodge and Convention Center built in Otter Tail Township this year—and perhaps never—there still kindles the notion that the same group of investors may take on construction of scaled-down version as a clubhouse and lodging facility at the Thumper Pond 18-hole golf course proposed for construction in Ottertail. “We’re interested in doing something,” said Pier owner-investor Landis Weaver. He said he will attend a Thursday evening of this week in which Thumper Pond representative Verle Blaha and Ottertail city officials are to discuss the finer points of what benefits tax increment financing of the projects might be realized by the developers and city taxpayers.

With the archery deer hunting season now open, things are getting a little dicier out in the woods for those creatures who might otherwise only run the risk of causing severe body damage to an unsuspecting motorist’s automobile. Seventeen-year-old archer Mark Oscarson bagged a young buck over the opener weekend just south of Henning. It was Oscarson’s first buck and Henning Meats first deer to be processed since opening for business this summer.

50 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 27, 1973

LuAnn Eckhoff and Amy Levern both placed in the State 4-H Horse Show. LuAnn received a blue ribbon in Halter Showmanship and Western classes. Amy was awarded a blue ribbon in Western Pleasure and a red ribbon in Halter and Horsemanship classes.

75 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 23, 1948

A total of 43 members of the commercial club gathered at Bondy’s Cafe on Monday. Dr. Thompson suggested that members prepare suggestions now for improving next year’s festival.

A fire broke out in the small buildings to the rear of the E. A. Lueder drug store on Saturday. The fire started in a rubbish pile. Insurance was carried on the building.

100 years ago

The Henning Advocate

Thursday, Sept. 27, 1923

Jack Dempsey retained his title of heavyweight champion of the world by knocking out Luis Angel Firpo of South America in the second round of their scheduled 15 round fight.

Among the Henning visitors who visited the county fair on Henning day where selected six “strong arm” men to try conclusions with a similar set of men from Fergus Falls in the “tug-of-war” contest. The Henning men were a husky lot, but were out weighed and out pulled by the Fergus men. The Henning lineup was Alb. Heinis, Lars Strommen, Wm. Pikal, Frank Eastland, Ted Woskosky.

The local post office has just received its quota of 2,000 Harding memorial stamps. They bear the portrait of the late president and are printed in black ink.